Sunday, July 27, 2008

Goodbye, Mr. Last Lecture

I'm late to this news only because I've been cleaning and catching up on life and otherwise living under a rock after a weekend away. I had no idea that Mr. Randy Pausch had passed away. (Chicago Tribune Story) While it saddens me that this world has become just a little less beautiful because of our loss, I am thankful for his energy in telling the world the amazing message of living life to the fullest no matter what. We all have an expiration date... what random collection of time and space that is, we don't exactly know. It's an artificial moment in time compared to the time we are living right now and the space we are occupying right here. Some of us struggle with physical ailments. Others of us struggle with emotional scars. But through it all, we are here. We are alive. We are now.

What are you going to do with this one and only life?

God Bless you Mr. Pausch for the last lecture that grew and spread in the ways that only a message of truly inspired love could have. You showed us how a man facing the reality of death took his one and only life...

and lived it.



D'Arcy said...

I want to live it. To be aware. To be in the moment. To make mistakes and have failures and have joys and moments of pure bliss. I want to have a family and teach and learn and grow always.

Knowing that the certain thing in life for all of us is to one day die should make each breath we breathe meaningful.

Tracee said...

I heard about this on my way home from BlogHer. Sad, I was hoping for a miracle, but then I realized the whole world listened to his hope and THAT is a miracle.

Ann said...

I saw his lecture and I actually couldn't breathe at the end of it, I was so humbled and small.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Live in the present.
Never take your life for granted.
Be thankful for all that God has given you.

That's it.

Thanks, Randy - you're a rock star, man. :-)